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“A big thanks to the helpful staff for their kindness.”
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smartline Lion
Ranked #10 of 155 Hotels in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at the hotel between the 12th and the 22nd of September 2012. Firstly I would like to thank the staff for all their help helping us to arrange a return flight as we had to return home early unexpectedly. During our stay we found the staff to be polite and helpfiul throughout our time in the hotel and we had no issues with the service.
The hotel is rated two stars so we were not expecting anything more and were happy with this. The room was cleaned and beds made each day, the air condition was free which was a bonus and once we realised that the door to the balcony had to be closed before it worked, we found it worked well.( this may be worth remembering!). The shower worked well and was hot enough in the evening but as the water is heated throughout the day from the sun it's worth remembering there would be a shortage of hot water in the morning.
The breakfast was traditional Turkish but they would cook omelette, scrambled and fried eggs on request at no extra charge. The snack and main meal menu had a good choice and of a good quality and reasonably priced.
The entertainment was varied with traditional Turkish evenings consisting of belly dancing etc as well as bingo. Pool tables and table tennis are also available to use free of charge.
The swimming pool was a good size and clean and the second pool was also,and had two water slides. There was an additional smaller pool with a play slide for small children. There were plenty of sun beds available around the swimming pools to use and the bar and amenities were close by.
The bar had a good choice of drinks and reasonbly priced with good measures of 'Raki' and other spirits. It stayed open late as you would expect so this could create some noise for people wanting an early night. Unfortunately some people were noisy when returning to their rooms late in the early hours, but you can't blame the hotel for that! We went later in the season expecting there to be less children as they would of returned to school, but there were some noisy ones up late at night!
Overall the hotel was average and as we only paid £325 each for our two week holiday we can't complain!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff , quickly taken to our room which was clean and pleasant , with maid cleaning everyday , fresh towels and linen ,meals and menu were fine , although would have liked fresh fruit at breakfast , a good variety of evening meals , all staff were friendly , helpfull , polite and good fun , pool area was large and always very clean and tidy , there were pool games if you wanted to participate , we had a very nice relaxing holiday and would definately return here .

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank curlysue306
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We have been back to the same hotel many times, any i have no complaints about anytime that we have been there, Firstly the hotel is gorgeous, clean and very near to town.All staff members are very friendly and would go out of there way to make you happy, they are funny, and always try and get you involved in everything. Gokhan, Taner , Davut , Sercan were our favorite and would love to see them all again next year, very easy to get along with, and are bound to make you laugh.
The pools are great, always clean and are safe, there 2 slides great fun and the kids are bound to enjoy it. Theres 2 pools downstairs a kiddies one and a medium size one which all the pool activities are held.Great fun, but could get just a bit more people involved to give it that extra atmosphere. There are 2 pools upstairs again, one kiddies pool, and one slightly more deeper.
The food here is to die for, a little bit pricey but the portion sizes make up for it:) The card system is great, as you don't have to carry cash with you, and you can just pay the bill when you leave.
The entertainment at night is absolutely brilliant , we always make it back to watch it as its great fun and very funny, they change it every night, so that you don't get bored of the same things. Tuesday nights were brilliant- BBQ night! The food is gorgeous ( as always) and the Turkish dancing, and entertainment is fab! We loved watching it, and taking part in everything that they made you do.
Overall a brilliant holiday, and cant wait to go back next year to see everyone and see beautiful kusadasi. A big thank you to Yalcin, Sibel, Ozzy and all the staff for making our holiday one to remember... see you next year.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank G S
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Well what can I say, Every time Me and my family go Kusadasi, the Lion Hotel is the only place we go! As soon as we arrived, the Hotel staff were already standing there to greet us and help us with our luggage. The staff members of the Hotel are amazing,friendly and they are always up for a laugh, also if you need anything they are straight on the case to do whatever it is to make your holiday stay worth while. The entertainment that is put on at the hotel every night is by far the best thing I've seen, Comedy sketches, break dancers, belly dancers, circus act, Russian dances, Michael Jackson impersonator and much more. They do mini disco's for the little ones and even have a club dance at the end of the night. The hotel is immaculate and the food is outstanding. The Pool's in the hotel are cleaned daily and the 2 water slides in the downstairs pool open every hour, it is fun for all the family, young or old. The entertainers do daily activities around the pool like Water Polo, Darts, Volleyball and Killer Pool. The hotel has its own spa which is run by a professional women who always gives a best price and advice on the treatment you need if needed.Every year we attend the hotel, the manager Yalcin always finds a way to make the hotel even more fantastic. Will definitely be going again next year.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank David J
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We had another great holiday at the Club Lion Hotel.Highly recommended. Thank you to Ozzy and Yalcin for a wonderful 2 week break and a room with a super view. watched the sunset every evening. Here are some good & bad points:
Rooms are cleaned every day to a high standard
Lunch and evening menu very good- food was gorgeous. Chefs are very nice when you see them in the morning and at the BBQ.
BBQ night is a must- food & entertainment super.
Entertainment at night very good.
Staff are great, couldnt do enough for us- Ronaldo was our favourite, he is a lovely person.
Pool area cleaned in the evenings for the next day.
The girls who work in the pool bar are great.
Slides and entertainment at the pool good.
Ladies beach and resort centre just a walk away or you can catch the dolmus. great bus service.
Aqua Fanasty- Best waterpark in Kusadasi for adults, has a pool bar which is great fun & crazy.
Adaland- Better for slides but alot of walking, queue and stairs.
Ladies beach is cheaper to eat then the resort centre. It has lots of nice restaurant especially Rozy.
Sarray and Golden boys are the best restaurants in the centre.
Wouldnt go back to Plant Yucca, Mrs Murphy and Keenans Bar. Very annoying staff there. Wouldnt leave us alone.
Points to note: Very little Irish staying at the Hotel compared to last year- more dutch this year. Please do let it go like the Golden Gate. We love this hotel and want to come back next year. The Dutch wont spend their money at night and eat a lot of food for thier breakfast.
Some of the English were RUDE staying at the hotel- They were putting their towels on the sunloungers before the pool opened at 10am. Shouldnt be allowed to do that. Also the slides are very dangerous when busy- normally later in the day. Kids go down them whatever way thay want. Especially the non residents. One or two of the staff are slightly insulting, they need to watch they dont say the wrong thing to the wrong person. It didnt bother me but they need to be careful.

Overall we had a great holiday. Thanks again to Yalcin and Ozzy. The best hotel in Kusadasi. We will be back.:)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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7  Thank Kennoe
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Where to start the Club Lion Hotel is a fantastic hotel to stay in with family especially children. the staff at the lion are the best i have come across. they cater for your every need. my brother and his family came this year and my mam and dad it was their first time in turkey and they had a brilliant time in the lion hotel very impressed with it. my neice got her leaving cert results and the staff made a big fuss over her they even ordered a lovely cake for her free of charge aswell. The food at the hotel is really good never bad. Swimming pools are great they have 4 . they have a toddlers pool then they have a pool with 2 slides and the fun on these is just great. they also have an adult pool up the steps and another little childrens pool beside this one. Ozzy the night manager is very kind aswell and will do his best to meet all your needs. this hotel caters for every age and i would recommed it to anyone visiting turkey. The hotel is situated very central to the town and the beach you can just jump on the dolmus bus and they run every 3 mins and are very cheap or you can walk. i will definately be going back to this hotel and i would just like to thank all the lovely staff in the hotel for making our holiday a memorable one xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank brenda495
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

The lion is most definitely an excellent all round hotel. Some of the reviews are totally unfair. I have been to the lion at least 9 times since 2009. This is a family run hotel and more than 80% of its customers are repeat customers because they enjoy it wo much.
The hotel is very well located over looking the sea and half way between ladies beach and the Centrum. Their are two pools, slides for young kids and older kids and adults. The atmosphere in the hotel is lovely. The hotel is very clean. The staff do everything possible to make sure you have a fan holiday. This hotel caters for all families, couples and young people. The rates are very good value for money. There is a great snack menu during the day and a lovely evening menu in the restaurant. Everything from Italian to Indian Chinese and european dishes. This real is a fabulous hotel and the staff here are amazing and work so hard they have great personalities and really join in the fun with the kids and all the guests every night for the entertainment.
I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone. Gokhan (ronaldo) ozzy Sean antonio jack davut taner yalcin sercan and all the staff do their very best to make sure you have a great holiday :)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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5  Thank Saragh
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Address: Mehmet Isik Cad. No:2 Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey (Formerly Club Hotel Lion)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Kusadasi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kusadasi
#9 Best Value Hotel in Kusadasi
Price Range: £39 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — smartline Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
smartline Lion is a small and cosy hotel located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel has a pool area with pools for all ages and offers a variety of activities. smartline Lion also has a buffet restaurant and a gym and spa. The hotel offers a total number of 60 rooms across 6 floors. ... more   less 
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